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Paris Getaway – Part 2

close-up of breakfast basket of rolls and croissants

So this is how I started my day while I was in Paris. It was carb-loving heaven. Ok, I know the French don’t typically have croissants every day, but hey, I was on vacation and it was so good.

We stayed at the Hotel Montalembert. Chic and intimate, the hotel was a luxurious home away from home in Saint Germain des Prés, our favorite area of Paris. The rooms are a bit (ok, very) small, but I think that the smaller space adds to its coziness and charm. And for shorter stays, it is perfect!

Front entry to Hotel_Montalembert
Orchids in the lobby…
close-up of white orchids

We arrived in Paris on Bastille Day, so this was our view of the fireworks from the hotel room that evening. Gorgeous. And a great welcome to Paris!
Fireworks in night sky over Eiffel Tower

Some OOTD’s:

Visiting Les Invalides, a short walk from the hotel…

Outfit-Moschino_Cheap_Chic, Rag_and_Bone, Rebecca_Minkoff

top- Moschino Cheap and Chic, jeans- Rag and Bone, shoes- Arche (similar here), clutch- Rebecca Minkoff (on sale!)

 On a bridge over the Seine River

Outfit-Helmut_Lang, Hudson_Jeans, Rebecca_Minkoff

top-Helmut Lang, jeans- Hudson, shoes- Paul Green (similar here), bag- Rebecca Minkoff

And some parisian chic:

streetstyle - woman on bike riding through city street in Paris
streetstyle - woman in white dress with tassel embellished sandals
Love the whimsical tassels on these flats. Think I need a pair…

close-up of tassels on sandals

Since I was on vacation, I didn’t take as many pics with my DSLR as much as I would have liked, so head on over to my instagram to see some more such as here, here and here. Thanks for visiting and…

Eiffel Tower at night

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  • Reply
    Rowena @ rolala loves
    August 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    So envious of your Paris getaway Josephina! It's so pretty there during the summer months. So cool that you arrived on Bastille Day too. The last time we were in Paris, we had croissants for breakfast every day and crepes every night 🙂

    I wish there was a store that sells Etude House in NYC but I haven't found one yet. Down the block from TonyMoly on the other side is a small Face Shop store though.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    • Reply
      August 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks for the make-up info, Rowena! I will have to check out TonyMoly and Faceshop.


  • Reply
    Adri's World
    August 20, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    So beautiful! Now I really "need" to go back! 🙂

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